Archive | March, 2012

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Re: Brain’s involvement in processing depends on language’s graphic symbols (3/29/2012)

Re: Brain’s involvement in processing depends on language’s graphic symbols (3/29/2012) “Readers whose mother tongue is Arabic have more challenges reading in Arabic than native Hebrew or English speakers have reading their native languages, because the two halves of the brain divide the labor differently when the brain processes Arabic than when it processes Hebrew […]

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Re: Imaging study reveals differences in brain function for children with math anxiety

Re: Stanford School of Medicine – March 21, 2012 – Imaging study reveals differences in brain function for children with math anxiety This study is important reading for anyone interested in understanding the emergence of neuroscience in support of unhealthy learning, maladaptive schema, and Mind-Shame. Absent from the article are two critical distinctions: 1) Math Anxiety is a form […]

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Learning & Intelligence

Learning (v) is the exercise of intelligence. Learning(n) is the memory-effects of the exercise of intelligence (like muscle-effects result from physical exercise).  To whatever degree our  aren’t genetically determined, our intelligences  through learning. It is through learning that your intelligence, whatever that means to you, is different now than it was when you were a child. PLEASE… We can’t […]

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Re: U.S. Education Woes Threaten National Security, Report Says

Re: “U.S. Education Woes Threaten National Security, Report Says” Education Week 3-20-2012 Of course everything about the future ultimately depends on our children’s learning. Certainly the economy and how well it resources traditional national security activities is one dimension. But the bigger issue is how well our nation learns. We as a nation must learn […]

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Re: The Link Between Reading Level and Dropout Rates

Re: New York Times: The Link Between Reading Level and Dropout Rates 3-19-2012 “Children who aren’t reading proficiently by fourth grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school, and according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, only 34 percent of America’s fourth graders read at grade level.” It’s always good to […]

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Re: Mind Wandering Is Linked To Your Working Memory

Re Scientific American’s piece: http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode.cfm?id=mind-wandering-is-linked-to-your-wo-12-03-17 Working memory is but one of a number of variables to consider when it comes to staying engaged and not ‘drifting’ out. Another under-appreciated cause of mind wandering is the erosion of attention that accompanies skipping over things we don’t understand. Attention is constantly cycling in and out of coherence and […]

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Re: Tuning In to Dropping Out

Re: “Tuning In to Dropping Out” in the Chronicle of Higher Education We could learn a lot more than we are about education through the lens of economics and economic models of thought. We’ve talked with Heckman, Hanushek, Rolnick and others about our general lack of appreciation for the ‘capital value’ of ‘healthy learning’ and […]

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Other Words for Learning: Neuroplasticity

Neuroplasticity Noun The state or quality of being neuroplastic, of having a brain that adapts to experience (wiki) neuro- a combining form meaning “nerve,” “nerves,” “nervous system,”used in the formation of compound words: neurology. plastic capable of being molded or of receiving form NEUROPLASTICTY: ANOTHER WORD FOR LEARNING PLEASE… We can’t sustain our efforts without your help. If you think we are on the right track, or even one that should be given consideration, then please help […]

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Other Words for Learning: Evolve

e-volve v. e·volved, e·volv·ing, e·volves v.tr. 1. a. To develop or achieve gradually: evolve a style of one’s own. b. To work (something) out; devise: “the schemes he evolved to line his purse” (S.J. Perelman). 2. Biology To develop (a characteristic) by evolutionary processes. 3. To give off; emit. v.intr. 1. To undergo gradual change; develop: an amateur acting group that evolved into a theatrical company. 2. Biology To develop or arise […]

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Other Words for Learning: Adaptation

a·dapt  v. a·dapt·ed, a·dapt·ing, a·dapts v.tr. To make suitable to or fit for a specific use or situation. v.intr. To become adapted: a species that has adapted well to winter climes. ad·ap·ta·tion n. 1. a. The act or process of adapting. b. The state of being adapted. 2. a. Something, such as a device or mechanism, that is changed or changes so as to become suitable to […]

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